Question: Last year I planted radishes in my garden. I planted the seeds at the recommended depth based on the instructions on the packet. When they started growing, I noticed the radishes growing on top of the soil instead of in the soil. Later on I planted Purple Top Turnip greens and Detroit Red Beets. They did the exact same thing. Can you tell me how to fix this?
NICK: Unlike any other kind of vegetable where you harvest above ground, these are root crops and your soil has to be prepared properly in order for them to venture down into that soil. It's imperative that you rototill down six to eight inches and make sure that it's a little bit more on the sandy side. A highly organic kind of soil will actually rot them out.